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John Carlson

John Carlson - #89 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 248 lbs.
Birthday 05/12/1984
Birthplace St. Cloud, MN
College Notre Dame
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 7th pick by Seahawks

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
8 43 0

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Harvin leads Vikings to 4-1

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin had one touchdown rushing and another receiving to help the Vikings to a 30-7 victory over the Titans on Sunday.

Vikings S Smith ejected

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was ejected from the Vikings-Titans game on Sunday for pushing a referee.

Defensive front gives Vikings edge again

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defensive line has been a big reason for their early-season success.

Key matchup: Titans RB Chris Johnson vs. Vikings defense

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Titans RB Chris Johnson finally got going last week against a tough defense, but can he keep it up against the Vikings?

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Two return TDs help lift Vikings past Lions

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, helping the Vikings beat the Lions 20-13 Sunday.

Ponder developing nicely for Vikings

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder has improved his game in a few important ways, and the Vikings are getting better offensively because of it.

Architect HKS chosen to design new Vikings stadium

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
The architect who designed stadiums for the Cowboys and Colts has been chosen to design the Vikings' new stadium.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Ponder, Vikings hand 49ers first defeat

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

Vikings' LB corps suddenly razor thin

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
With Erin Henderson out, the Vikings have to do some shuffling with the linebackers against the 49ers.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Vinatieri kicks Colts, Luck to first victory

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Sunday to give Andrew Luck and Indianapolis a 23-20 victory over Minnesota.

Winfield misses practice for brother's funeral

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:09 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend his brother's funeral.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 25, 2012
Carlson has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against Tampa Bay with a concussion.||||||| Carlson is considered week-to-week.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier also said that tight end John Carlson won't be ready to play Friday in a preseason game against San Diego. Frazier said Carlson might be able to play in the final preseason game on Aug. 30 at Houston.||||||| The Vikings signed Carlson as a free agent to pair him with Kyle Rudolph in their two-tight end sets for a boost to their passing game, but he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on July 31 and hasn't practiced since. Carlson missed the 2011 season after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder.
Posted March 14, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings have signed John Carlson to a five-year deal, bringing the tight end back to his home state.||||||| The 27-year-old Carlson spent his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. But he missed all of last season after needing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum that occurred in training camp. ESPN first reported the agreement, which includes $11 million in guaranteed money. Carlson grew up in Litchfield, about a 90-minute drive west of Minneapolis.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
Carroll said Tuesday that Carlson will need season-ending surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder that has sidelined him for the past two weeks of training camp.||||||| Carlson was expected to be used in multiple two tight end sets along with newcomer Zach Miller. Carlson is also in the final year of his contract with Seattle, making his future with the Seahawks tenuous.
Posted Jan. 17, 2011
Carlson and cornerback Marcus Trufant are returning from Chicago after both suffered concussions in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff loss to the Bears.||||||| A team spokesman said Monday the pair had been released from the hospital where they were held overnight for observation and were returning to Seattle. Both players were taken from the field Sunday on a cart and strapped to a backboard. Carlson was hurt in the first quarter leaping near the sideline, falling directly on his head when he was upended by Danieal Manning.

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